Tips and Tricks

Reloop Tape 2

Is Reloop’s Tape 2 the Best Way to Record DJ Sets?

In fall, Reloop released the Tape 2 portable recorder, a convenient solution for DJs looking to record their mixes. The upgraded version of the original Tape boasts up to six hours of recording time and offers high-quality sound in either WAV or MP3 formats.

On this episode of DJcityTV’s Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a closer look to see how the Tape 2 improves on the original.

Related: Review: Reloop Tape (DJ Mix Recorder)

Tips and Tricks

Can Mojaxx Switch From Mac to Windows?

Mojaxx‘s MacBook Pro is old and needs replacing, but the new models are very expensive. He doesn’t want to spend that much money on a laptop that will only be used for DJing.

So, Mo has been researching Windows devices instead, which he admits is a scary idea. “I’ve been a Mac user for over a decade,” Mo says. “I haven’t had a Windows machine since the Windows XP days. So it really is a bit terrifying for me to make that switch.”

To kick off his journey, Mo takes a look at the SLIM 14 Audio Edition laptop from German manufacturer SCHENKER. Watch above on this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks.

Have you switched from Mac to Windows? Share your advice in the comments section below.

Related: The Best Keyboard Covers for DJs

Shure M44-7 Cartridges

The Best Replacement Needles for Shure’s M44-7 Cartridge

A year ago, Mojaxx reviewed Jico’s replacement needles for Shure’s M44-7 and M44G cartridges. He found that they were good alternatives to the original styli, but they weren’t essential because the originals were still available.

However, that changed in May when Shure announced that it was discontinuing its entire range of phono products. Now, with the new-found need for replacements, Mo takes another look at Jico’s styli.

Watch above on this week’s Tips and Tricks.

Jico’s needles can be purchased at their website, PLANT RECORDS, and Scratch Pro Audio.

Related: Shure Discontinues All Phono Products